American Catholics say that their church and bishops are out of touch, but they feel far more warmly toward their local priests and nuns. Benedict apparently made little impression on Catholics in his eight years as pope, with half saying that they had no opinion of him. Three-fourths of those polled said that they thought it was a good idea for him to resign.
This . . . based on a poll of 580 Catholics out of the approximate 66.3 million in the United States - that is .0009%. I notice that one subgroup is those for whom religion is "somewhat/not at all important," but cannot find a number as to how many in the 580 that comprises. In fact, no breakdown of numbers for the 580 people polled is given, just percentages.
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